La Villa Maillot
Why We Love This Hotel
- Renovated in 2013 & set on a quiet tree-lined street
- It's 10 minutes' walk from the Champs Elysées
- Unusually for Paris, there is an on-site spa, sauna & hammam
- Plenty of top-notch dining options nearby
The newly renovated La Villa Maillot is a smart little boutique hotel on an exclusive tree-lined Haussmannian avenue. It's located in a flashy residential area, 10 minutes’'walk from the Champs Elysées, and just along the street from Porte Maillot station, which provides easy access to the city centre (via Metro line 1) and La Défense business district. Right across the road lies the Bois de Boulogne, the city's second largest park, which is perfect for a morning run.
Reopened in May 2013 following a thorough renovation by the designer who added sparkle to the Plaza Athenee's Dior spa in 2008, the hotel has been reinvented with a luxe bar, leafy courtyard garden and cosy spa. Guests can make use of the in-house sauna and hammam (Turkish bath) from 5-9pm and treatments are available all day.
Breakfast is provided but there's no restaurant in house, although there are plenty of dining options nearby -- for classic steak frites try Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecôte on the Boulevard Pereire Sud.
Guests looking for sustenance at the hotel can also order snacks in the bar and a full room service menu is available (7am-11pm). There are also hot drinks and pastries served from 3-6pm.
Recently revamped in a slick reinvention of Art Deco style, the rooms are suave with bright flashes of colour. All are equipped with powerful rainfall showers (some over baths) and pricier rooms have an additional TV in the glass-walled bathrooms.